English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 67. Handsome Sally.
Text with tune:—Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music, p. 193.
No. 68. William and Polly.
American variant:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xxv., 10.
No. 70. Poor Omie.
American variant:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xx., 265-6.
No. 72. Early, Early in the Spring.
Texts without tunes:—Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the Norlh-East, ii., art. 128. Logan's
Pedlar's Pack of Ballads, p. 29. Broadside by Bloomer of Birmingham. Text with tune:—Folk Songs from Somerset, No. 70.
In the version given by Logan, the hero is present at the siege of Carthagena. If this is the correct reading, the ballad must refer to Admiral Vernon's expedition to the West Indies in 1793.
No. 74. Betsy.
Text without tune:—Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, i., art. 80. American variant:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xii., 245.
No. 75. If you Want to Go A-Courting.
Compare the tune with that of "The Crabfish," Folk Songs from Somerset, No. 59.
No. 80. Locks and Bolts.
Text without tune:—Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, i., art. 8. Text with tune:—Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, i., 37.
Christie states that this ballad "is supposed to refer to the return of Ensign Knight to claim Miss Erskine of Pittodrie as his bride."
No. 81. William and Nancy.
American variant:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xx., 273.
No. 82. George Reilly.
Text without tune:—Garret's Merrie Book of Garlands, vol. iii. Text with tune:—Christie's Traditional Ballad Airs, ii., 243.
American variant:—Journal of American Folk-Lore, xxii., 397. Wyman and Brock-way's Lonesome Tunes, p. 34.
No. 83. Johnny Doyle.
Text without tune:—Gavin Greig's Folk-Song of the North-East, ii., art. 102.
Texts with tunes:—Journal of the Folk-Song Society, v., 142. Herbert Hughes's Songs
of Uladh. Journal of the Irish Folk-Song Society, i., 66. Petrie's Collection of Irish
Music, Nos. 443, 629 and 630 (all without words).
No. 86. The Single Girl.
Compare last phrase of the tune with that of "Brochan Lorn, Tana Lorn" {Journal of the Folk-Song Society, iv., 192).






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